[Biopython-dev] Changing run_tests.py (Galaxy package inspired)

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Fri May 13 16:11:01 UTC 2016

Hi Vincent,

I'm not sure what you mean by "an external module" here,
could you expand on this?

The general approach is Biopython will use the binary on the
path, unless the user specifies a full path to the binary. However,
many of the tests have some heuristics to find binaries, especially
on Windows where the $PATH is rarely used.


On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 4:44 PM, Vincent Davis <vincent at vincentdavis.net> wrote:
> I think it would be nice if all the external dependency checks were in an
> external module that could be used by a user.
> A user might what to;
> Make sure Biopython can find the external app and help diagnose problems.
> Check which version of the external app Biopython is using
> Might help with "modular installation"
> https://github.com/biopython/biopython/issues/349
> Vincent Davis
> 720-301-3003

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